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Old 01-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Planning on running speakers cables through wall then they will run outside in tubing and back in the wall. Any problems with this?

At the moment i can see no issue with this. The cable is going to be protected by the tubing so temperature should be no problem.

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Temperature isn't usually a problem (unless you live in an extreme climate) for wires, it's the UV from sunlight that causes problems. As long as you've put it into a conduit of some sort and sealed it from water penetration, you should be fine. Do use in-wall rated wire, though, as it'll be more durable (and the right stuff for the job, too).

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Since it will be in the tubing I don't see where you would have anything to worry about.
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yeah i have CL2 Rated Cables from Monoprice.
Would a pipe be better, or would some simple insulation cable like this suffice?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/0-9M-Electrical-Fiberglass-Insulation-Sleeve/dp/B00902AVBW/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1352049343&sr=8-16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PaniqL View Post
yeah i have CL2 Rated Cables from Monoprice.
Would a pipe be better, or would some simple insulation cable like this suffice?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/0-9M-Electrical-Fiberglass-Insulation-Sleeve/dp/B00902AVBW/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1352049343&sr=8-16
Ick... If you really mean "a pipe" or something other than electrical conduit, just skip it altogether and buy some outdoor speaker wire...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Ft-16-Ga...7339980&sr=8-1

Use silicone caulk to seal up the wall penetrations, and some cable tacks to secure the cable to the wall (whatever works for the exterior construction materials).

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